May-Britt Moser at an NPII event in Spain

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Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative

The Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative (NPII) is a global programme designed to help Nobel Laureates share their inspirational stories and insights. By taking Nobel Laureates on visits to universities and research centres around the world, and by capturing their thoughts on video, the initiative seeks to bring the laureates into closer contact with the worldwide scientific community, and especially with an audience of young scientists.

There have been 24 NPIIs on four continents delivered in partnership with AstraZeneca, a relationship which began in 2010, and one NPII delivered in partnership with 3M.

Coming up

China 2018

Michael Young, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017, will visit China in December 2018 to take part in a Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative event, held in partnership with AstraZeneca.

Official Portrait of Michael W. Young

The Rockefeller University

Recent events

Scandinavia 2017
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Video highlights

Student roundtable discussion with Shinya Yamanaka

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Nobel Laureate Françoise Barré-Sinoussi meets students and scientists

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Françoise Barré-Sinoussi meets young scientists at NPII Japan

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A panel of laureates discuss how best to approach grand challenges

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